Tools & Tips
Explore hundreds of how-tos, guidelines, case studies, and more to help you get inspired, improve your work, and save more lives.
10 Tips to Make the Most of Real-Life Rooms
After a remodel of its real-life room, the ASPCA shares 10 tips for décor and design.
They Did It: Enhanced Cageless Cat Housing with Local Landmark Décor
The San Francisco SPCA describes how pets and people benefit from cleverly designed replicas of iconic landmarks in their shelter.
Do’s and Don’ts for Extending and Replacing Disinfectants During COVID-19
Running low on disinfectant or can’t find your go-to? Try these tips to extend or replace your regular disinfectants.
Shelter Medicine Academic Consortium Updates Quarantine Guidelines for the and Sheltering of Animals Exposed to SARS-CoV-2 (virus that causes COVID-19)
Read newly updated guidelines for animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic released by AVMA, CDC and university shelter medicine programs.
Give Foot Baths The Boot
Foot baths may seem like a good idea, but this resource explains why they can often cause more problems than they solve -- and what to do instead.
Two-Page Guide on Shelter Infection Control
This guide on shelter infection control explains how disease is spread, who will get sick, and the best steps to keep your population healthy.
DIY Disposable Litter Boxes
Learn how one shelter makes kennel cleaning easier (and saves money!) using recycled cardboard boxes.
Video: How To Deep Clean Cat Kennels
Deep cleaning is necessary to prepare the kennel for a new cat. Watch the video and download the step-by-step instructions.
Video: How to Deep Clean Dog Kennels
It is important to deep-clean periodically, especially between residents. Download our step-by-step instructions to brush up on your technique.